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DVD Wars

| Dec 3, 2004
Entertainment industry commentator Mike Speier discusses the technology battle over the high definition DVD format, with Marketplace's Tess Vigeland.

Raising the bar, and the salary

| Dec 3, 2004
We've all heard the research that says women "under-negotiate" salary and raises. Females, the theory goes, have been taught not to be too pushy and typically aren't as demanding as their male colleagues when they negotiate salary, pay raises and promotions. But as Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports, women are beginning to catch on by doing a little "networking"...

Bhopal - twenty years later

| Dec 3, 2004
Two decades ago today, 40 tons of poisonous gas leaked out of a pesticide factory owned by Union Carbide Company in Bhopal, India. According to official estimates, some 15,000 people died that night and in the following months. Doctors say many who were exposed to the gas will continue to suffer health consequences for the rest of their lives. But as Miranda Kennedy reports from Bhopal, some survivors have used the compensation they received from the company to start sustainable economic programs.

To air or not to air ...

| Dec 2, 2004
The United Church of Christ says two TV networks are refusing to air its new commercial. CBS says it has a policy of not accepting 'advocacy advertising'. NBC says it rejects ads that deal with public controversy. What is the ad - advocating? That's at the heart of this dispute, as Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.

Remembering Bhopal

| Dec 2, 2004
It is already December 3rd in in Bhopal, India. As the sun rises, thousands of people are gathering in the streets for what will be a major demonstration. It is to remember what happened there on this day 20 years ago. Some 40 tons of poisonous gas leaked out of a pesticide factory owned by Union Carbide Company. Officials say nearly 15,000 people died that night and in the following months. Hundreds of thousands of survivors still suffer. Many are still waiting for full compensation. But as Miranda Kennedy reports from Bhopal, some survivors took what they could get from the company and set about trying to begin again.
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Who is the manufacturer?

| Dec 2, 2004
A feel-good number for factories: orders up half a percent in October. That beat Wall Street forecasts. And the Bush Administration maintains its tax cuts could help manufacturers further still. If you're asking, 'hey, didn't manufacturers get tax cuts already?' Commentator and analyst Larry Haas says 'sure - but now who gets to call themselves a manufacturer?'

The business of steroids, and those who test for them

| Dec 2, 2004
Today, news broke that Yankees star Jason Giambi told a federal grand jury that he used steroids. Host David Brown speaks to Business of Sports analyst Diana Nyad about what effect this will have on the testing industry. And those other superstars suspected of using steroids ...

Negotiating women

| Dec 2, 2004
A big number due out tomorrow - a new jobs report. In October the unemployment rate was 5.5 percent. Analysts will be disappointed if the November figure doesn't fall to 5.4 percent. Those same analysts expect payrolls to rise by 200,000. When it comes time to negotiate salaries, some experts say women tend to sell themselves short. The theory goes women have been taught not to be too pushy, and because of cultural biases, men tend to get away with it. But as Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports, some women are beginning to catch on ...

Shopping, shopping, shopping

| Dec 2, 2004
There seems to be some conflicting signs about retail sales this holiday season. Personal finance expert Chris Farrell helps us sort it out.

Is the BCS in football a failure?

| Dec 2, 2004
As the college bowl season approaches, sports business consultant David Carter talks about why the BCS is such a failure and whether a playoff system will ever be implemented in college football.

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